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#161 Trevor244

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:38 PM

What's this Dans regimen? I can't find it on here, also who's Dan? Just wondered

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

I am currently getting photodynamic therapy for my mild acne. I am wondering if I can start Dan's regime while doing these treatments? Or maybe I should just wait till I am done?? Not sure if anyone knows?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

Good post.

I've always known it's very critical to STICK to your regime. Before, as soon as my skin would even get 'semi clear' on other regimes, I'd get over confident and think my problem was finally solved...NOT. lol. You just have to keep at it. I'm starting this regime tomorrow and I hope it works, truly.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

wow, thanks. This really helps. I just ordered the regimen with AHA, but now that I've read this, I think I am now going to wait a few weeks before using the AHA. I believe in this Regimen, but like you said, I won't hold my expectations too high.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:30 AM

I just wanted to give my two cents.

I have been seeing a lot of members using too many products. That is the first step to failure.Too many products on your face makes things worse. You should keep things simple - An exfoliating facewash , a BP cream and a moisturiser! Yes, just 3 things. You should only have 3 things at any one time.
Of course, if you decide to change to another facewash fro example, you stop using your previous one.

I also see a lot of members going for the posh and uber brands like OLAY, LOREAL. No need to go for those brands. Neutrogena or Clean & Clear work just fine.

If you have acne, follow Dan's videos. He clearly shows you how to use your 3 items.


Bottom line, keep things simple and follow the instructions and don't experminent too much1

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

Thank you C.A.K.D for the post. You actually took the time and effort to write all that so us beginners can benefit from it! I started using the regimen almost a week ago and I am so happy with the results ! I am so grateful and thankful to God that made me find this website everyone here is simply selfless and are willing to help anyone! :)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

Thanks SO much for this post, this is exactly what I needed to read. Its very realistic and it really teaches the power of patience

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

thank you for the thread! I'm just wondering if it's ok if I switched my BP treatment from Neutrogena On the Spot to a generic of Proactiv repairing lotion (from Walmart). the Neutrogena was drying out my skin and making it extremely irritated and red. the Proactiv knockoff gives just a tiny bit of stinging but it fades within 10-15 minutes, and is much gentler. I hope it's still effective as a BP treatment! I still follow with my usual moisturizer.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Makeup Artist here with severe Acne Cosmetica. I'm a product junkie and makeup junkie. It's going to be hard to stick to one regimen! But I'm going to do it!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

I agree with this post! Of course BP will not work for everyone; I think that is a given when it comes to skin care. For those that it can work for (and that is a good majority), it requires a realistic expectation, consistency in usage, and a positive attitude. You probably won't see results right away, and things might get worse at first. I'm almost on my third week of the Regimen, but I've been using BP for about 8 weeks. The BP definitely helped lessen the frequency of my acne, but it took 8 weeks to not get 1-3 new zits every week. Since beginning use of The Regimen, I've had no new acne, but things haven't been perfect (excessive drying, etc). I am keeping myself focused on the reason/goal why I'm using these products and following the regimen in the first place, and this helps me feel less frustrated with my skin being any fabulous than I want it to be.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

What's this Dans regimen? I can't find it on here, also who's Dan? Just wondered

I would like to know this as well, I haven't found much info on him. I hope it's not just some broscience, but a legit regimen.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

I have just started the regimen and have been on it for about a week, I am 19 and can relate a lot to your story. Thank you so much for posting this because the first couple of days on the regimen my skin really began to clear up ad i was ecstatic until recently when it began to peel and i began breaking out again. I began to get worried that this product like many others wouldn't work for my skin but you post reassures me that i should stick to it and give it a chance. You are right about not having high expectations and after having my skin clear up so fast after the first couple of days i did hold it to a higher standard and reading this has brought me back down to earth. I have to except the skin that i have and learn how to handle it better instead to thinking that the problem will just go away. Most of the reviews that i saw showed people with completely clear skin and none of them talked about breaking out after starting the product so thats why i was unsure of it when i began to break out again but this post really does help and i think more people that do reviews on the product should mention this.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

Fantastic post and wonderful information. Thanks!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

I've been on the regimen for almost two months now and my skin is practically clear. Best regimen I've ever been on.

 

I've had acne since I was 13 and it got its worst when I was around 18 and my whole face was practically riddles with cysts. I've heard of Dan's regimen before, but thought I would need to get his products to do it. It wasn't feasible at that time being a collage student and living in the Philippines where shipping costs an arm and a leg. I came back a few months ago ang discovered that it could be done with store bought products. Around the last week of January 2013 I started the regimen, I had a rough start with having all the dryness and flaking and burning that I was soooooo close to quitting. I just had to mentally tell myself that I spent money on products and took the time to do the routine so I might as well keep going. It was the best decision I have ever made. From the girl who has tried the diet changes, the medication, all the face products and getting only temporary relief, I can definitely say that Dan's regimen works like he says it does. I'm 7 weeks into the regimen and my skin looks and feels the best it ever has.

 

I hope you guys give it a try and that it works for you too. Good luck!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

Thank you! This really helps me. God bless you! You made my day lighter because of stress and stuffs thinking about my acne. :)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

Hi everyone. I've been suffering from moderate acne for about a year and a half now and it's honestly been the worst time of my life. Before this all started I had PERFECT skin. I recall waking up in the morning and completely taking my skin for granted because I just never ever got pimples or zits. And I didn't understand what it was like for people with constant breakouts. Then around the time when my parents got divorced I started getting a lot of pimples on my forehead and I panicked of course and I think what initially made my skin worse was my attempts to make it better. I started buying harsh scrubs with salicylic acid and using spot treatments and in the end it just irritated my skin and led to what it looks like today. I have been doing a lot of research on acne lately because I want my skin to clear up so badly (I have tons of pimples and it seems like every pore on my face is clogged and is either milia or whiteheads which eventually turn into pimples) and I eventually stumbled upon acne.org and The Regimen. I looked into it and now I honestly feel like I'm obsessed with this site. All of the information seems completely legitimate and all of the reviews I have read are positive. I want to give The Regimen a try, and I will follow this advice about keeping the right mindset because I believe that's just as important as using the right products. I am worried about one thing though. I have very dry skin, always have and always will. Like I've never encountered anyone who has had as dry of skin as me. I have used heavy amounts of moisturizer on my skin since elementary school to battle redness and irritation, so I'm worried that The Regimen will be too much for my skin. Is going slow ,enough to avoid too much irritation? I feel like this is finally the answer to solving my acne and all I need to do is buy the medication and start! I would love to have clear skin for my trip to Russia! (But I'm not expecting anything) I am just cautious about having my skin completely burned off....



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:15 AM

Hi everyone. I've been suffering from moderate acne for about a year and a half now and it's honestly been the worst time of my life. Before this all started I had PERFECT skin. I recall waking up in the morning and completely taking my skin for granted because I just never ever got pimples or zits. And I didn't understand what it was like for people with constant breakouts. Then around the time when my parents got divorced I started getting a lot of pimples on my forehead and I panicked of course and I think what initially made my skin worse was my attempts to make it better. I started buying harsh scrubs with salicylic acid and using spot treatments and in the end it just irritated my skin and led to what it looks like today. I have been doing a lot of research on acne lately because I want my skin to clear up so badly (I have tons of pimples and it seems like every pore on my face is clogged and is either milia or whiteheads which eventually turn into pimples) and I eventually stumbled upon acne.org and The Regimen. I looked into it and now I honestly feel like I'm obsessed with this site. All of the information seems completely legitimate and all of the reviews I have read are positive. I want to give The Regimen a try, and I will follow this advice about keeping the right mindset because I believe that's just as important as using the right products. I am worried about one thing though. I have very dry skin, always have and always will. Like I've never encountered anyone who has had as dry of skin as me. I have used heavy amounts of moisturizer on my skin since elementary school to battle redness and irritation, so I'm worried that The Regimen will be too much for my skin. Is going slow ,enough to avoid too much irritation? I feel like this is finally the answer to solving my acne and all I need to do is buy the medication and start! I would love to have clear skin for my trip to Russia! (But I'm not expecting anything) I am just cautious about having my skin completely burned off....

 

I've noticed that whether you have dry or oily skin, irritation will come along with using benzoyl peroxide for the first time. It will take time for your skin to get used to the medication so yes, starting slow will be better. I know this because I thought I could handle the full amount of BP right away and boy was I wrong.

 

As for your skin being really dry, just moisturize more throughout the day. The regimen doesn't state that you can only moisturize twice a day. If your skin if feeling dry and tight and flakey and apply more.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Do you think I could get clear skin by only ever applying a small amount of Benzoyl Peroxide? Since the point of it is to dry up the acne and oils on your skin...and I already don't have much oil on my skin...do you think I just need to use less than the full amount Dan says to use? I've been using not even a half a finger's length of 2.5% BP at night and only on problem areas. Is that enough?



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

Totally, totally agree with this post. Everyone starting the regimen needs to read through this because the cold hard truth of the matter is that getting clear is never easy and you will certainly have ups and downs, your skin will have random breakouts that can be extremely upsetting and disheartening, BUT you do eventually get clear if you follow the steps. I was clear in a matter of months, which was well worth the wait as I could have just carried on messing around with other products and just made my skin worse. 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:40 AM

Thank you for this post! I will start the regimen in a few days and I hope it will help...:/




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